Photo by Silvia Vatteroni
Russia's head coach Valentina Rodionenko has released the team's nominative list for the upcoming European championships.

Reigning European beam champion Maria Kharenkova, Alla Sosnitskaya, Olympic silver medalist Ksenia Afanasyeva and Daria Spiridonova are set to compete at the competition.

Kharenkova who won this year's national all around title, will be the only Russian to compete on all four events. Alla Sosnitskaya, who competed at last year's Europeans and Worlds, is set to perform on vault and floor exercise.

European and World uneven bars medalist Daria Spiridonova will perform on balance beam and uneven bars, while Ksenia Afanasyeva will only compete on floor.

Olympic and World champion Aliya Mustafina will skip this competition to recover from her injuries.

2014 Youth Olympic all around champion Seda Tutkhaylan was not selected to represent Russia in France.

Viktoria Komova who hasn't been able to compete at a major international competition since the Olympics, competed only on two apparatus at the Russian national, due to back problems. She won gold in the team competition but failed to win individual medals due to falling.

The nominative list is subject to change.

The European championships which will only host individual competitions, will be held from 15 to 19 April 2015 in Montpellier, France.

Written by Gigi Farid


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